Accountability

 

  Inclusive growth objectives are met when results are measured and people are accountable. 

  • Policy evaluation promotes transparency and good governance through greater accountability. 
  • Who are or should be the actors of policy evaluation? How can we empower them and enable capacity for joint action?
  • How can countries develop better and more coordinated government wide evaluation systems?
  • How can we identify what works and what does not to benefit from success as well as from failure?

RELATED WORK, REPORTS & PUBLICATIONS

 

PRINCIPLES FOR INDEPENDENT FISCAL INSTITUTIONS

  • Policymakers are searching for new ways to ensure fiscal discipline and rebuild public trust in ther capacity to manage public budgets prudently and transparently.

  • While fiscal decision-making is ultimately the responsibility of democratically elected officials, IFIs can promote greater fiscal transparency and accountability; and to raise the quality of public debate on fiscal policy. View our work on the Principles for Independent Fiscal Institutions

 

PRINCIPLES ON BUDGETARY GOVERNANCE
  • The Recommendation on Budgetary Governance sets out ten principles to give practical guidance for designing, implementing and improving budget systems to make a positive impact on citizens’ lives.

  • The Recommendation also underpins the importance of the budget principles to other aspects of good public governance, including integrity, open data, achievement of strategic goals, and the promotion of trust between citizens and government.   View the Principles on Budgetary Governance



PERFORMANCE BUDGETING AND RESULTS

  • The SBO Network on Performance and Results supports the mandate of the OECD Working Party of Senior Budget Officials "to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of resource allocation and management in the public sector" by assisting member countries to design and implement performance- and results-based budgeting and management reforms. View our work on Performance Budgeting

 

AUDIT AND INTERNAL CONTROL

  • Effective internal control processes and independent external audit institutions are critical to making sure that governments are operating in an optimal way, without waste or fraud, to deliver the policies and programmes that benefit citizens.

  • The OECD is working with public institutions that are responsible for internal control and external audit to strengthen their ability to support accountability and performance of the public sector in their country.  View our work on Audit and Internal Control
 

REGULATORY POLICY OUTLOOK

Regulatory Policy Outlook 2015‌‌‌‌

Chapters 4 & 5 look at the tools of evaluation in regulatory policy.

 

RECOMMENDATION - REGULATORY POLICY

‌‌OECD‌‌   Ensuring regulations meet public policy objectives and have a positive impact on the economy and society.

REGULATION - COMPLIANCE COSTS

OECD‌‌‌‌‌‌‌   Practical, technical and user-friendly guidance on measuring and reducing compliance costs of regulation

RECOMMENDATION - INDEPENDENT FISCAL INSITITUTIONS

‌‌OECD‌‌   Guidance on design and governance of independent fiscal institutions, lessons learned and good practices;

RECOMMENDATION - BUDGETARY GOVERNANCE

OECD

 

Good practices in budgeting to guide design, implementation, and improvement budget systems.

PERFORMANCE BUDGETING

OECD

 

Helping member countries to design and implement performance and results based budgeting. 

SUPREME AUDIT INSTITUTIONS

OECD

 

We work with SAI's to strengthen their positive impact on accountability and governance.

 

 

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